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Spooktacular moved indoors


Due to rain, today's downtown Los Altos Halloween activities have been moved to the indoor courtyard of Play! at 170 State St. Enter from the back on the parking lot side to participate in crafts, games and fun. Activities continue until 4 p.m.

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Schools

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center

Gardner Bullis School debuts new Grizzly Student Center


Photo by Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Students line up to check books out of the library in the new Grizzly Student Center at Gardner Bullis School.

Gardner Bullis School opened its new Grizzly Student Center earlier this month, introducing a lea...

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Community

Home improvement workshop scheduled Wednesday (Oct. 29)

The County of Santa Clara is hosting a free informational workshop on 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Los Altos Hills Town Hall, 26379 Fremont Road.

The workshop will offer ways single-family homeowners can increase their homes’ energy efficiency. Eligible i...

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Comment

Off the fence: TC recommends 'yes' on N

The Town Crier initially offered no position on the controversial $150 million Measure N bond on Tuesday’s ballot. But some of the reasons we gave in our Oct. 15 editorial were, on reflection, overly critical and based on inaccurate information.

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Special Sections

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream

Long-term solutions emerge as water conservation goes mainstream


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Forrest Linebarger, right, installed greywater and rainwater harvesting systems at his Los Altos Hills home.

With more brown than green visible in her Los Altos backyard, Kacey Fitzpatrick admits that she’s a little e...

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Business

Local realtors scare up money for charity

Local realtors scare up money for charity


Photo courtesy of SILVAR
Realtors Gary Campi and Jordan Legge, from left, joined Nancy Domich, SILVAR President Dave Tonna and Joe Brown to raise funds for the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.

Los Altos and Mountain View realtors raise...

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Books

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book

Helping kids catch a few Zs: Local dental hygienist pens meditative bedtime book


Ellie Van Houtte/Town Crier
Mimi Sommers, who works at a Los Altos dentist’s office, recently wrote a children’s book.

A local dental hygienist recently published a book that aims to ease parents and children during a sometimes anxious e...

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People

DAVID S. NIVISON

DAVID S. NIVISON

David S. Nivison, 91 years old, and a resident of Los Altos, California since 1952, died Oct. 16, 2014 at home.  His neighbors had recently honored him as the “Mayor of Russell Ave., in recognition of 62 years of distinguished living” on that ...

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Travel

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors

Falling leaves: Four places in California to see autumn colors


Courtesy of Castello di Amorosa
Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, above, boasts a beautiful setting for viewing fall’s colors – and sampling the vineyard’s wines.

Yes, Virginia, there is fall in California.

The colors pop out in...

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Stepping Out

ECYS opens season Sunday

ECYS opens season Sunday


Ramya Krishna/Special to the Town Crier
The El Camino Youth Symphony rehearses for Sunday’s concert, above.

The El Camino Youth Symphony – under new conductor Jindong Cai – is scheduled to perform its season-opening concert 4 p.m....

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Spiritual Life

Christian Science Reading Room hosts webinar on prayer and healing

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Evan Mehlenbacher is scheduled to present a live Internet webinar lecture, “Prayer That Heals,” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Christian Science Reading Room, 60 Main St., Los Altos.

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Magazine

Local events add color to autumn calendar

Local events add color to autumn calendar


Van Houtte/town crier Visitors make their way through the Children’s Alley.

As Los Altos’ signature Chinese Pistache trees exchange their summer green for vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall, an abundance of local events also ad...

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Mountain View preps for Art & Wine Festival


Photo By: COURTESY OF MIRAMAR EVENTS
Photo Courtesy Of Miramar Events Members of Ancient Winds are among the performers supplying live entertainment at the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival.

The Chamber of Commerce Mountain View has scheduled the 41st Mountain View Art & Wine Festival 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 along Castro Street from El Camino Real to Evelyn Avenue.

The Chamber sponsors the annual festival to celebrate the community and its culture. The event features live bands, a wide variety of wines and beers, an eclectic selection of food vendors and more than 600 artisans showcasing fine arts, handmade jewelry and accessories, one-of-a-kind clothing and other handcrafted goods.

The festival is the Chamber’s largest fundraiser, enabling the organization to provide services, programs and scholarships in the community.

The Art & Wine Festival evolved from a small street fair, just a few blocks long, into one of the country’s largest.

The Kids’ Park will add bungee jumping to its offerings of Mobile Rock’s 24-foot climbing wall, body art and face painting, Hula Hooping, fossil digs and dinosaur art.

Rides will include the familiar Froghopper, Kids Kopters, Uproar and Dixieland Twister. A special feature this year will be a NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Exhibit.

Sports fans who don’t want to miss any weekend games can visit the Comcast Pigskin Party Lounge at Mercy and Castro streets, where they can watch NFL and NCAA football and the baseball pennant races on a giant LED screen. Food and drink will be available.

The Golden State Warrior Girls dance troupe will be on site with prizes, samples of the latest Warrior merchandise with their new bridge logo and information about tickets for the 2012-2013 season.

The city of Mountain View has partnered with Recology to conduct a “Zero Waste” event, fulfilling their goal of “Nothing Wasted.”

Bicycle parking will be available in the St. Joseph Church parking lot at Castro and Church streets, supervised by The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail.

From 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. both days, paid parking ($5) will be available in the lots at 400 Castro St. and 440 Castro St., Chase Bank and city parking Lot No. 13. Sunday only, additional parking will be available at Kaiser Permanente, 555 Castro St. Parking fees benefit the Community Health Awareness Council in Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

 

For more information, including a festival map, visit www.miramarevents.com/mountainview.

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